The Sr. Designer will design and create footwear under the Men’s Sandals category at Reef. Your goal will be to partner with the Women's Sandals Design team, under the direction of the footwear Design Director, to implement key strategies, concepts and projects. You will work closely with the Development and Product Management teams to resolve seasonal color stories, graphics, tech packages and merchandising stories.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the Design Director to create a meaningful connection between Reef’s target male consumer and the brand vision, design language, and product direction.
Execute individual designs and collections appropriate to seasonal briefs.
Lead presentations with strong verbal and visual execution.
Travel with the team to overseas factories in China, sales meetings, select trade shows, and significant retail regions/districts.
Oversee and manage direct report(s).
Act as a mentor and teacher to less experienced designers on staff.
Develop and maintain productive, effective, and professional relationships with peers, superiors, vendors, and others.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Design or relevant field
Minimum 10 years of footwear design experience
Knowledgeable in current cultural, fashion, footwear and related trends; ability to apply them appropriately.
Comprehensive knowledge of sandal design and constructions.
Ability to efficiently communicate in sketch form and respond to questions from management and other employees of the organization.
Practical experience in the field of design.
Highly motivated, a team player and motivated self-starter.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Interested in beach fashions and lifestyle.
Proficient in Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop applications.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.